Bacterial (3051) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Dark black pour with a nice tan head. Strong bourbon and mint nose - really wonderful! Not too thick, but a big burst of coffee, bourbon and heavy mint in the taste. Unlike any other beer I have has before, really nice!!! auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2005
BLBF. Pours a deep murky black, with a fringe of ruby. Topped with a sparse bubbly tan head. Aroma is astounding. Like all the best mint flavors that I’ve ever enjoyed. A mint truffle, laced with coffee liquer or fresh bouquet of fresh cut mint leaves. All backed with a flash of herbed mint clean chocolate. Flavor continues on this deliciousness, with a fresh burst of Andes mint candies on the fron tend, moving into an acidic fresh roasted Coffee in my mouth, like fresh group drip Italian. Fades into a sugar mint kissed roasted deep chocolate. All of this carried on a swirling sweet clear water, that makes the beer as swillable as it is intricate. Palate is bubbly and fresh, not overly hot with any alcohol. Hops need not apply to this beer, but they may exist. Sugary and bright on the way out. Could not possibly be improved, except for a little more density. Thinness keeps it from excelling. But, overall, an excellent example of a well used Bourbon Barrel. I really spent some time with this beer. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at the 2007 GTMW: Pours a nearly opaque dark mahogany with a dense dark tan head. Very interesting and complex mint chocolate chip ice cream aroma with some toasted caramel notes. Body starts with a sweet, semi-viscous sugary vanilla and mint flavor with lots of milk chocolate complexity and smooth semi-sweet finish. Very unique. incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2008
On tap at ABR. Wow, now this is a unique brew. Strong on the mint, reminded me of those little mint chocolate candies. Maybe a bit to much mint and not enough coffee for me. I did like this, just wouldnt be able to do more then a pint because of the mint. Freshens your breath though! phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Wow! That was my initial reaction- incredibly tastey. Makes you want to lick the entire glass inside and out after you are finished. Poured a very dark, thick black colour with a reddish tint. Head was finger sized, brown and sticky. Creamy mouthfeel is an understatement. Minty, dark chocolate and coffee notes. Faint but noticeable oak and whiskey spirit underlining the taste of this beer. Awesome!
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2008
(Draught) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, peppermint, caramel, and some vanilla. Flavor of mint, coffee, chocolate, and light bourbon. Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2011
Pours a deep dark brown with frothy, creamy- tannish head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, coffee, and light candied peppermint. Taste is much the same. Peppermint is well hidden and not as explosive as I was expecting. Very tasting offering from South Shore. esjaygee (3906) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Black with a medium slowly dissipating brown head and minimal lacing. Aroma of mint, bourbon, coffee, mild chocolate, dark roasted malts and alcohol. Yep, it tastes like a girl scout cookie – mint, chocolate, dark malt, caramel and light bourbon. I’m kind of glad the bourbon was minimal in taste since bourbon and mint don’t seem like a match made in heaven. I emailed South Shore over three years ago and told them to put the Mint Stout in bottles, so happy to see it got there, but would like to see it sans the bourbon. The minty finish lasted long after I polished off the very affordable bomber. 12oz would probably been a bit better as the law of diminishing returns kicked in towards the end. ryanfolty (2604) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2012
July 21, 2012 from a bottle at All Pints North. Dark brown pour with some head. Bourbon, mint, coffee and chocolate in aroma and taste. Medium body and little carbonation. Really solid beer, but I am a sucker for bourbon. nuplastikk (6453) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2011
22oz bomber. Opaque brown-black with a frothy beige head. Hardcore peppermint in the aroma, think peppermint patty. Quite different, highly unique. The peppermint actually works quite nice as a balancing bitter to the big roasted, chocolate malts. A good bottle to split, taking one of these to the head is pretty intense. Well executed, a little artificial and overflavored, but still nice.